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Song Parodies -> "The Shell Game"

Original Song Title:

"I Try"

Original Performer:

Macy Gray

Parody Song Title:

"The Shell Game"

Parody Written by:

MarthaDTox

The Lyrics

This is another dig at Wall Street scams .. this is the reverse takeover scam.....wherea washed up techie co that did an IPO during the dot com bubble is not trading but still has a lisiting does a reverse merger with a private company which wants a listing without alll the hassle of an IPO....they can then do a pump and dump all over again....
The game's changing my dear
You're not goin anywhere?
You're not so hot
I believe that fate has brought us here
We should do a merger babe
It's worth a shot

CHORUS

You are the target I've been dreamin about
Lets play the shell game baby we can work it out
How about a nice RTO
There's no need for all that disclosure
You can take my listing it's here
And I'll take whatever you have got there
Forget about that old IPO
When you can go for a merger
Hey just reverse in my rear
And I'll take whatever you have got there




I'm just a washed up tecchie shell
But I've got what you need
To run that ramp
I can save you loads
Of bankers' fees as well
So cmon baby
Let's pump and dump
pump and dump


CHORUS

Here is my confession
May I be your possession?
Boy you need my touch
My stock listing and such
C'mon now don't be shy
But this I can't deny

CHORUS three times

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Pacing: 4.8
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Overall Rating: 4.8

Total Votes: 11

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John Barry - November 17, 2004 - Report this comment
5s for the RTO/IPO pairing.
martha - November 17, 2004 - Report this comment
ThankS John... this is a bit of an obscure subject!
John Jenkins - November 17, 2004 - Report this comment
This parody should be pumped, not dumped. Well done, Martha.
Cookie-man - December 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Good Job Martha! 555
Adagio - December 09, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) DKTOS, but it reads well, martha.
Cookie-man - December 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Forgot to put this in my initial comment (SOTM) :)
Rick D - December 10, 2004 - Report this comment
What Adagio said.
Scathe - December 10, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) You didn't have to dig far to find corruption in business. ;D
Arwen - December 10, 2004 - Report this comment
SOTM--I can't remember the verses of the OS very well...I kept getting lost...but pretty good read!
Melhi - December 12, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Ditto Adagio.
Know 1 can hear you dream - December 18, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Our resident business analyst does it again. :-)
Spaff.com - December 19, 2004 - Report this comment
I did business school but failed to notice how sensual this stuff is. Thanks for bringing it to my attention, Martha. Meeowww. Now every time I hear "reverse merger," I'll blush.
Tim Mayfield - December 22, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Martha, I'm disclosing 5's.
Johnny D - December 29, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM)

"When you can go for a merger
Hey just reverse in my rear
And I'll take whatever you have got there"

Hmm...

I'm Johnny D, and I approve this parody.
Stuart McArthur - December 29, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I think I K the OS Martha, because I can sure hear Macy singing some of these lines - 555
Claude Prez - December 29, 2004 - Report this comment
What Melhi said.
Peregrin - December 29, 2004 - Report this comment
What Adagio, Rick, Melhi and Claude said !
Meriadoc - December 29, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) What all those people above said! :-)
EmiLoca - December 30, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) What did all those people above say? Hopefully it was something along the lines of "great stuff".
Jeff Reuben - December 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Well done!
Paul Robinson - December 31, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) DKTOS, but I really liked it...giving you "5's" here...I did on all the other contest "DKTOS" entries in this month contest because just about every one of them had almost perfect "5" pace votes...and they were all so very well done.
martha - January 06, 2005 - Report this comment
thanks for the comments ..!( I thought you might like those lines. Johnny....)

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